Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2019

Oct 28, 2019 Comments Off by

There were a few periods of heavy rain yesterday that brought the West Branch up and added some color but it did stay fishable all day.  It was definitely a streamer day with a few odd dry fly shots at the end.  Not a lot of bugs out there but a few olives and caddis hit the water around 4 pm.  The risers were sporadic so you had to be patient and lucky.  The  wind was the real problem until it dropped by mid afternoon.  It was a tough day with a few rewards thrown in for the people who stuck it out.  You definitely had to work hard.  The runoff has settled down a bit this morning and the flow is just under 600 cfs at Hale Eddy.  Every feeder is adding water so the flow will be a bit higher as you go downstream.  It will clear up today and we’ll have sunshine and 63 degrees by the afternoon.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the East.

Samantha Dennis with a good one yesterday

Samantha Dennis with a good one yesterday

The border water on the West Branch and Mainstem are open to fishing year round.  The Upper West that flows only in NY is closed.  That puts it roughly around the Beaver Mountain Log Homes display on Rte 17.  The lower EB stays open until November 30th.  Check here for exact regulations:

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 155 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 591 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 398 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,470 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,180 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,260 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 135 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,210 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.9%



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